The Mount Sinai Health System, as well as every health care institution in the United States, will begin to use a more detailed set of codes to notate medical diagnosis and clinical procedures on patient medical records. This is an extraordinary undertaking that will involve several thousand faculty and voluntary physicians, practice managers, and staff in such departments as Clinical Documentation Improvement, Audit, and Compliance, who will need training over the coming months.
The opening this year of Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights brings coordinated, efficient and quality outpatient medical care to the borough for the very first time. Medical care at this office, located at 300 Cadman Plaza West (One Pierrepoint Plaza) on the 17th and 18th floors, is community-based and convenient. I am the medical director of what our patients have been referring to as “medical services under one roof” or a “medical mall”. I’m also the medical director of WESTMED Practice Partners, a company that builds and manages large centers like this for comprehensive outpatient care.